Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents with Mild Intellectual Disability

Kitkanj, Zoran and Georgieva, Emilija (2013) Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents with Mild Intellectual Disability. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, 14 (3-4). pp. 7-21. ISSN 1409-6099

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Adolescents with intellectual disabilities, due to deficits in their intellectual functioning, are exposed to even greater risk of developing various forms of behavioral disorders. Goal: to determine the risk of emergence of behavioral disorders in adolescents with mild intellectual disability. Respondents: adolescents (211) with mild intellectual disability, educational staff in special secondary schools (39) and members of the expert team (5). Methods: descriptive method, method of comparative analysis Procedures: survey and semi-structured interviews with the educational staff and expert team. Statistical data processing: Windows Tool R x C for contingency tables analysis and Fisher Exact Test, and as significant were considered the differences with significance level of p<0.05. Results: with the statistical data processing we came to the conclusion that the school achievements affect the emergence of undesired behavior (p<0.001). Conclusion: we came to the conclusion that different forms of behavioral disorders appear in students and they haven’t been sufficiently informed about the possible consequences and they rarely voluntarily initiate conversation in respect of the problem. The behavioral disorders in this category of students are conditioned by multiple factors by the type of housing, the duration of the period in a student home, the school achievements, the age and the sex.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 06:31
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 06:31

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